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Neko Case

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Alternative country singer/songwriter Neko Case won a large and loyal audience for her smoky, sophisticated vocals and the downcast beauty of her music. Born in Alexandria, Virginia, Case moved around often as a child, spending the largest part of her youth in Tacoma, Washington. She left her parents at age 15, and three years later she started playing drums for several bands on the Northwest's punk rock scene. Case moved to Vancouver in 1994 to enter art school, and simultaneously joined the punk group Maow, which released a record on the Mint label. She also played with roots rockers the Weasles and eventually formed her own backing band, the Boyfriends, which initially featured alumni of the Softies, Zumpano, and Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet. Case released her solo debut, The Virginian, in 1997, delving wholeheartedly into traditional country via a mix of covers and originals. She went on to perform with Carolyn Mark in the old-timey side project the Corn Sisters and began a long-running affiliation with the Vancouver indie supergroup the New Pornographers. Case completed her studies in 1998, and with her student visa expired, she returned to Washington and began work on her second solo album. The lovely, melancholy Furnace Room Lullaby was released on Bloodshot Records in 2000 and won high praise for its dark compositions, all of which were written or co-written by Case. Case subsequently relocated to Chicago, home of a thriving alt-country scene, and released the home-recorded Canadian Amp EP in 2001. Its moody, late-night ambience carried over to 2002's Blacklisted, a darker yet more eclectic affair. Blacklisted garnered Case her strongest reviews yet, making many year-end critics' polls and landing her a tour slot opening for Nick Cave. In 2004, Case signed with Anti Records in the United States and released a live album, The Tigers Have Spoken, which was recorded during several dates with Canadian surf-country band the Sadies. She then returned to the studio to work on another studio album, a move that required her to take a break from the New Pornographers (with whom she had recorded and intermittently toured with since the band's inception). Fox Confessor Brings the Flood followed in 2006 and fared moderately well on the Billboard charts, peaking at number 54 and introducing a wider audience to Case's dark, country-noir style. The concert recording Live from Austin, TX was released one year later, capturing a 2003 performance for Austin City Limits, and Case contributed vocals to the New Pornographers' Challengers before returning to her adopted hometown of Tucson, Arizona. Recording sessions for a new album took place in that home environment, as well as Brooklyn, Toronto, and Case's newly purchased farm in Vermont (where songs were tracked in a barn). The resulting album, Middle Cyclone, was released several months later in March 2009. The year 2010 saw the release of Together, the New Pornographers' fifth long-player, followed by Case's fifth solo outing, The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You, in 2013. In 2015, Case took a look back at her solo career to date with the box set Truckdriver Gladiator Mule, which collected all her solo releases from 1997 to 2013. In 2016, Case released a collaborative project with fellow Canadian country-pop vocalist k.d. lang and celebrated singer and songwriter Laura Veirs. Titled case/lang/veirs, the album featured material written together by the trio; the singers joined forces for a joint concert tour in support of the release. ~ Steve Huey
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Albums by
Neko Case

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    Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You [Deluxe Edition]

    15 songs

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    Middle Cyclone

    12 songs

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    Fox Confessor Brings the Flood

    17 songs

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    Fox Confessor Brings the Flood [Bonus CD]

    14 songs

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    Blacklisted

    96 songs

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    Truckdriver Gladiator Mule

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    Delirium

    1 song

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    Honey and Smoke

    1 song

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    Best Kept Secret

    1 song

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    Man

    12 songs

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    The Tigers Have Spoken

    14 songs

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    Live from Austin TX

    12 songs

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    Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You [LP]

    14 songs

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    Live from Austin TX [DVD]

    12 songs

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    The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You

    12 songs

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    Worse Things Get the Harder I Fight the Harder I

    13 songs

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    Fox Confessor Brings the Flood [Bonus Track]

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    People Got a Lotta Nerve

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    Canadian Amp


Top Songs by
Neko Case

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  2.   Hold On, Hold On
  3.   Star Witness
  4.   People Got a Lotta Nerve
  5.   I Wish I Was the Moon
  6.   Dirty Knife
  7.   Middle Cyclone
  8.   This Tornado Loves You
  9.   Man
  10.   Set Out Running
  11.   Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
  12.   John Saw That Number
  13.   Don't Forget Me
  14.   Vengeance Is Sleeping
  15.   The Next Time You Say "Forever"
  16.   That Teenage Feeling
  17.   Atomic Number featuring Laura Veirs
  18.   Best Kept Secret featuring Laura Veirs
  19.   Magpie to the Morning
  20.   Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis
  21.   Margaret vs. Pauline
  22.   Maybe Sparrow
  23.   Night Still Comes
  24.   At Last
  25.   Furnace Room Lullaby
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Stations & Shows Featuring
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    Indie Chill

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    Going Green

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    Eclectic Rock

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    Alternative Chill

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    Adult Chill

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    Hipster Holiday

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    Metropolitan Mood

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    Folk

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    Bob Dylan: DNA

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    The Current

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    Indie


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